Category Archives: Art Nouveau/Belle Époque Posters&Graphics

LADIES IN ADVERTISING

So often you’ll hear that advertising demeans women, that it tends to imply that they are mere physical entities with no more-elevated features. This seems a dynamite argument, until you stop to consider, “What’s wrong with physical riches?” Sure, calculative … Continue reading

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PIERRE BONNARD AND THE BELLE EPOQUE

Not terribly unlike the situation for daring artists today, attempting to garner a critical mass of enthusiasts from out of a populace rabid for dubious sensations, Pierre Bonnard found himself on a slippery slope.

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THE LITHOGRAPHS OF PIERRE BONNARD

Pierre Bonnard was a French painter and print-maker acutely committed to avant-garde efforts as commonly designated Art Nouveau. His special take upon the matter became known as Les Nabis, a concentration upon delicate minutiae of figures and settings, and the … Continue reading

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ART NOUVEAU GRAPHICS

Today we’ll try to make amends for ignoring hitherto a great design endeavor, namely, Art Nouveau, particularly in its graphic desigm output. During its heyday in the period just before World War I, Art Nouveau thrilled to a new and … Continue reading

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Belle Epoque and Art Deco and Something Else

Two magnificent posters are in view today (over and above the two great works above, introducing the stars of the day), each celebrating the good life in vastly differing ways. We could leave the pairing as merely consisting of Belle … Continue reading

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ROLF ARMSTRONG (1889-1960)

ROLF ARMSTRONG (1889-1960)  Armstrong has been quoted as intent upon eliciting “all the glow, exuberance and spontaneous joy that leaps from a young and happy heart,” and in those of his works that are fully mastered he does indeed provide … Continue reading

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